Mar 8, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, March 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, March 8, 2010

Segments From this episode

AIG restructures, aims to earn money

Mar 8, 2010
AIG has decided to sell one of its biggest units, American Life Insurance Co., to MetLife for about $15 billion. It's the second deal in a week for AIG. Jeremy Hobson reports on what's left of the insurer.

Minority biz owners push for more aid

Mar 8, 2010
Businesses owned by minorities and women are getting just a small slice of President Obama's stimulus package. They're pressuring the White House to be more inclusive. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The default trigger in health care

Mar 8, 2010
Duke University Professor Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the number and kinds of tests doctors order for their patients might just be a default response.

A reactor to make nuclear affordable

Mar 8, 2010
President Obama is trying to give nuclear power a new lease on life, but one of its biggest drawbacks is its multibillion-dollar price tag. Sarah Gardner reports on new "mini-nukes" that could help.

Ways to cut down on foreclosures

Mar 8, 2010
The Obama administration may start encouraging short sales -- when a bank takes less for a house than is left on the mortgage -- which may help stem foreclosures. Commentator David Abromowitz offers his own ideas.

A slow transition for livestock trading

Mar 8, 2010
These days, the bulk of commodity futures trading takes place on computer screens, away from the floor. But one type of commodity, especially the four-legged variety, has been slow to make the shift to digital. Amy Scott reports.

Public-service marketing for drug firms

Mar 9, 2010
There weren't a whole lot of surprises at the Academy Awards, but one perfume ad got our attention. Why? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Music from the episode

Wildflowers Tom Petty
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen